Performer

I am equally comfortable playing Beethoven, Chopin, or Debussy in a classical recital, playing orchestral piano or synthesizer, playing (or conducting) in a Broadway pit, or playing piano or synth with a seven piece worship band.  

My most recent solo recital featured an adventurous program of all twentieth-century works; I am planning another solo recital for 2019 that will feature some blue-chip classical works from Beethoven, Bach, and Chopin.

I have appeared as a keyboardist in the pit orchestra for over twenty different Broadway national tours, including Wicked, Les Miserables, Book of Mormon, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  I appear frequently with the Grand Rapids Symphony when they have need for a synth player.

I can be heard weekly leading worship for Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, a multi-site congregation located a few minutes north of Grand Rapids, MI.  

Check out some of my classical performances!  (My worship music is featured here)

Piano Variations - Aaron Copland - Forrest Wakeman
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Chopin - Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, March funebre - Forrest Wakeman
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Schubert Sonata in A Major, D. 664 - Allegro - Forrest Wakeman
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Messiaen - Preludes, Chant d'extase dans un paysage triste - Forrest Wakeman
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Portrait photography by Joel Nickerson Photography

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